Two short features that represent the cream of last year’s jishu eiga – self-produced independent films. This selection includes an entry from Osaka’s CO2 festival, a showcase for the region’s upcoming filmmaking talent, and a self-produced work from Tokyo.
Ochon-Chan: Pussy’s Adventures in Love and Revolution is a surreal, experimental tale in which Hana, a sexually traumatized young girl, is advised by her doctor to write letters to her nether regions in order to re-forge a stronger connection between her heart and loins. Soon, at the factory producing rape alarms where she works, she meets Takeo, a disturbed young man who believes he is an alien and is plotting revolution against the human race.
In Osampo Nabe and Koharu like to go walking a lot together, but what is the exact nature of their relationship? Do either of them really know? On a warm summer's day, as the two explore their local neighbourhood, they begin to discover some secrets about them themselves. JS